Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State among Children Born in 2014 (Percentage +/- half 95% Confidence Interval)a,b
Any Breastfeeding Exclusive Breastfeeding
Ever Breastfed Breastfed at 6 Months Breastfed at 12 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding through 3 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding through 6 Months
n % ± half 95% CI % ± half 95% CI % ± half 95% CI n % ± half 95% CI % ± half 95% CI
U.S. Nationalc 17109 82.5±1.1 55.3±1.4 33.7±1.3 16522 46.6±1.4 24.9±1.3
Alabama 288 66.6±7.2 36.3±6.6 21.0±5.5 285 32.7±6.4 13.0±3.9
Alaska 321 89.3±4.1 67.9±6.0 52.8±6.2 312 55.9±6.3 33.1±5.8
Arizona 301 83.0±5.5 52.1±7.5 27.4±6.3 293 38.6±7.2 15.6±4.9
Arkansas 252 64.4±7.5 37.2±7.1 21.9±6.1 246 33.4±6.9 19.1±5.9
California 411 88.9±5.4 63.5±8.1 45.3±8.1 389 54.9±8.3 33.1±8.0
Colorado 257 92.1±4.2 67.4±7.4 40.3±7.4 249 56.3±7.7 35.3±7.4
Connecticut 275 84.9±5.3 57.7±7.2 33.0±6.5 271 47.1±7.0 26.1±6.0
Delaware 259 77.2±6.2 52.4±7.0 30.0±6.2 250 38.9±6.9 20.5±5.7
District of Columbia 371 80.8±5.7 60.7±6.4 33.4±5.4 351 44.1±6.3 23.5±5.1
Florida 354 76.1±6.6 48.6±7.4 27.9±6.3 344 40.3±7.2 24.3±6.3
Georgia 343 79.9±5.6 55.0±6.7 27.9±5.7 337 44.6±6.7 20.7±5.1
Guam 262 86.0±4.6 56.4±6.7 31.4±6.2 253 40.8±6.6 23.5±5.6
Hawaii 275 87.3±4.8 62.9±6.4 46.0±6.5 266 59.6±6.5 30.2±6.0
Idaho 221 93.2±3.7 65.3±7.4 41.9±7.7 214 55.6±7.8 33.9±7.3
Illinois 555 85.8±3.9 59.6±4.9 33.7±4.4 531 49.4±4.9 25.8±4.2
Indiana 271 84.3±5.3 47.2±6.9 24.0±5.5 260 46.5±7.0 23.1±5.6
Iowa 320 82.7±4.5 53.3±6.0 28.9±5.3 308 43.1±6.0 26.1±5.2
Kansas 231 77.1±6.3 50.7±7.1 31.0±6.4 226 44.5±7.1 24.5±6.0
Kentucky 272 74.9±6.0 44.4±6.6 22.9±5.5 258 36.8±6.5 18.5±5.0
Louisiana 275 65.1±7.1 35.0±6.3 18.6±4.9 269 34.4±6.5 16.1±4.6
Maine 287 88.1±4.3 59.5±6.6 36.9±6.1 268 54.7±6.8 26.5±5.7
Maryland 397 85.1±5.4 63.3±6.7 43.5±6.9 378 47.8±7.1 23.0±5.8
Massachusetts 365 89.2±4.3 65.2±6.2 43.0±6.3 345 52.8±6.6 29.6±5.9
Michigan 271 75.9±6.3 48.3±6.8 30.7±6.1 264 44.5±6.9 22.6±5.6
Minnesota 313 84.0±6.0 63.0±7.1 40.0±6.7 306 54.3±7.2 30.2±6.1
Mississippi 304 57.5±6.6 29.2±5.8 15.3±4.5 293 25.2±5.5 11.1±3.5
Missouri 243 83.3±5.5 51.2±7.5 29.3±6.9 232 44.9±7.6 28.4±7.0
Montana 256 81.9±5.9 58.4±7.0 36.6±6.7 244 51.3±7.3 29.7±6.5
Nebraska 248 88.5±4.6 66.5±6.9 39.1±7.0 234 48.9±7.7 28.4±6.8
Nevada 227 82.3±5.5 53.1±7.5 33.2±7.0 225 45.4±7.5 25.0±6.6
New Hampshire 256 84.9±4.8 62.7±6.7 42.7±6.8 241 58.1±6.9 36.2±6.7
New Jersey 356 83.9±5.2 59.1±6.4 34.9±5.9 346 47.1±6.4 24.8±5.6
New Mexico 244 83.2±6.2 52.8±7.4 31.2±6.4 236 48.5±7.5 24.0±6.0
New York 696 84.0±3.2 60.0±4.2 33.0±3.9 671 41.3±4.2 22.8±3.6
North Carolina 318 83.5±5.3 57.2±6.7 32.0±6.0 302 50.8±7.1 26.1±6.0
North Dakota 231 86.7±5.5 61.1±7.2 35.9±6.8 224 51.4±7.3 25.9±6.0
Ohio 282 76.8±6.2 47.3±7.1 29.6±6.3 272 41.6±7.0 16.7±5.1
Oklahoma 270 79.2±5.5 46.7±7.0 30.5±6.3 264 41.0±6.9 21.3±5.4
Oregon 260 93.2±3.2 70.0±6.4 45.4±7.0 244 62.7±7.1 38.3±7.1
Pennsylvania 642 81.8±4.5 53.6±6.0 31.1±5.5 625 42.7±6.0 23.7±5.3
Puerto Rico 511 81.9±4.5 38.1±5.0 21.0±3.9 504 38.9±5.1 20.1±3.9
Rhode Island 268 80.6±5.8 54.8±6.9 36.5±6.5 263 48.5±6.9 26.6±6.0
South Carolina 320 71.9±6.1 40.5±6.3 24.8±5.2 312 37.5±6.2 18.6±4.6
South Dakota 282 83.3±5.4 57.6±6.8 32.0±6.3 277 55.1±6.7 25.6±5.8
Tennessee 226 81.1±6.6 57.0±8.0 35.8±7.7 216 40.6±8.0 17.1±5.5
Texas 1581 83.1±3.2 52.0±3.8 30.0±3.3 1541 46.1±3.7 24.6±3.1
Utah 262 88.4±4.7 65.5±7.0 44.4±7.0 246 55.5±7.2 26.8±6.2
Vermont 289 81.9±6.3 64.3±6.8 46.2±6.7 280 57.5±7.0 27.7±5.9
Virgin Islands 332 85.9±4.8 53.4±6.5 28.3±5.8 322 35.4±6.3 18.3±5.2
Virginia 421 85.2±6.6 59.0±8.3 39.8±8.2 406 48.8±8.5 21.7±6.5
Washington 340 92.1±3.6 66.6±6.3 42.3±6.4 330 60.9±6.6 31.6±6.0
West Virginia 275 65.4±6.6 33.0±6.0 20.2±4.9 270 36.8±6.4 19.0±4.9
Wisconsin 241 81.7±6.1 53.8±7.4 31.2±6.4 231 49.0±7.5 27.7±6.2
Wyoming 286 88.3±4.3 61.3±6.4 35.8±6.1 277 52.8±6.6 32.0±6.2

aBreastfeeding rates presented in this table are based on dual-frame (landline and cellular telephone) samples from 2015 and 2016 National Immunization Surveys. See survey methods for details on study design.

bExclusive breastfeeding is defined as ONLY breast milk - NO solids, no water, and no other liquids.

cData from Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories are not included in the national averages for any breastfeeding rates

Source: National Immunization Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services